Study: Pandemic Is Bringing Nightmares, Especially to Women

A new Harvard study has found that during COVID women are experiencing more intense and stressful dreams than men. “I had so many people say they feel overwhelmed with the number of unpleasant or angry-sad dreams, and they just want them to stop,” said study author Deirdre Barrett, assistant professor of psychology at Harvard University. Why are women having more stressful dreams than men?

"In this pandemic, women overall have taken on the bigger burden of the majority of childcare and home care while still working compared to men, overall," said Dr. Gail Saltz, associate professor of psychiatry at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital Weill-Cornell School of Medicine and host of the Personology podcast. "This greater burden is highly stressful and adds to the stress content of dreams."

Be sure to check out the podcast to find out Zito's nightmare and what it means.

Photo: Getty Images

Sponsored Content

Sponsored Content